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    September 8, 2010
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a man is in shock trauma following apartment fire but police say there's far more to his injuries and story. details next. >> tax breaks, the white house wants to give some and take some away. i'm kate amara if washington with the president's announcement. >> find out what happens when city police put lose lieu reporter kimday through the recruit tasks. including scaling the alpine tower. >> would we be in store for a little rain today? the 11 news forecast as 11 news today continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group]
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>> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist tony pann with a check of our forecast. i would love rain tae at my house. >> she's odd that way. >> i'll place that order, mindy. it's been a long time since we've had any significant rain. would be nice to have significant shower out of this. doesn't have a whole lot of punch with it. but that's not going to bring us a whole lot of rain. light sprinkles and showers coming out of the mountains. so a 30% chance that you'll get a little something at your house. a forecast today, a mix of sun and clouds. breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature again in the upper 80's. when we come back a check of your forecast. first we'll say good morning to sarah and see what's happening to roads.
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>> howard county along eastbound 100 and executive. that accident is cleared. jfx looks good. west side looks great at this hour. 11 minutes from the outer loop northeast side and west side. eight minutes from 795 toward the 83's. 70 at 29, looks good, but building in the eastbound direction, especially toward the beltway. we'll switch over to the beltway at curtis creek. so far, so good across the daw bridge and the key bridge. >> good morning. our big story this morning, howard county police are looking into a strange case in columbia where two people were found inside a burning apartment. one dead. >> police say they brought a man in his 30's here to shock trauma.
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they believe he was seriously injured, but they say this happened they believe happened before the fire began. this all unfolded yesterday afternoon at an apartment complex in columbia and inside the apartment they found the body of a woman also appearing to be in her 30's. they believe the fire broke out after the man and woman suffered these injuries. friends say the man and woman were a couple and raising four children rangeing in age from 6 to 17, the two youngest children walked home from school to meet their mom and instead encountered their building cordened off by police tape. >> all of them are very good kids. well mannered. well behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an exceptional mom to those kids, and to know those kids' mom is gone now. it's heart-wrenching. >> it sure is.
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well, right now we know the man is listed in stable condition. no word if any charges will be filed in this case but we do know howard county and fire and police have formed a joint team and are investigating this matter. >> jen, this is the only case that has the attention of arson investigators in colombia. before 11:00 a.m. yesterday, fire forced several people out of their home. >> new this morning. police in southwest baltimore are looking for suspect ins a deadly shooting overnight. in the 900 block of ellen dale street investigators found the victim dead of a gunshot wound to the head. the victim has not been identified. >> and a man working for a private security firm is one of the latest casualties. 25-year-old chris bail of randals town was killed when an
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i.e.d. exploded alongside the vehicle he was traveling in. he received a purple heart. at the time of his death he was working for a private consulting and management company based in nevada. >> we're learning more this morning about the three teens accused of stabbing a man near baltimore's penn station. 14-year-old keith anderson, 16-year-old dashea wilson and 14-year-old lawrence horton. all three are being charged in the -- charged as adults in the stabbing of a man after he refused to break a $5. police said why this type of crime is particularly troubling. >> you know, this is very frustrating for police. we're in the area. we have cameras in the area. baltimore police department.
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universities of baltimore police were there. but this type of violence for petty theft. it's disturbing. >> and ending up with a newspaper salesman in the hospital after a task force was following a stolen car when it crashed in the area, the car went over the median strip and hit the salesman. >> then i got out my car like oh, my god! my windshield was broke. and i looked and a guy was on the ground and his body was -- and it was scary. it was something out of a movie. >> the victim is expected to survive his injuries. the man driveing the car was taken into custody. >> the teen who assaulted an officer in an annapolis courtroom over text messaging will spend a month behind bars. >> the judge ordered the 18-year-old to stop text
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messaging in a courtroom. he instead attacked two of the officers and broke the officer's leg in two places. he will spend 30 days in jail. >> a special mass was held at the jezz wit institution in gentleman savardy's memory, a young person found dead. >> the student body at st. clement catholic school had too exit their school after the a gas leak was thought to have existed. >> we had 15 minutes to get out of the house. haven't been back since. i lost my home, my business. i lost everything. >> world farms officials deny
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claims the store's responsible for the evacuation of either building. >> campaign season has swung into high gear. a poll shows democratic are facing tough times. >> 11 news washington bureau reporter kate amara has details. >> good morning stan, the president unveiled more of his economic strategy highlighting tax breaks. giving some, taking some away. >> president obama back on the road. hoping to score political points in the process. >> yes we can! yes we can! >> in ohio today he's set to announce a $200 billion tax cut for businesses allowing firms to write off 100% on new equipment and painting republicans as the party of no. >> their slogan is, no, we can't. no, no, no.
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>> officials say president obama will also argue against tending the bush era income tax cuts for the nation's richest families. >> the white house trying to change the narrative in the runup to the midterm elections. >> it's an important strategy, but just different to do. after labor day voters become cynical. >> republicans argue democrats need to stop spending. >> jobs are the number one issue in this campaign. >> both parties using the economy to try to gain ground in november. in washington, i'm kate amara. wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, do you think the president's plan can speed up economic recovery in america? email your response to us at watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> despite pleas and condemnation of government officials and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, a florida church says it still plans to burn copies of the koran on the september 11
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remembrance day. >> both attorney general eric holder and secretary of state hillary clinton have condemned the church's actions to burn the koran. they say the burning would put u.s. soldiers in jeopardy and insighting radicals to silence. >> ahead, police and protesters square off in los angeles after a deadly shooting. we'll show you more of watched. >> and one house at a time. a neighborhood goes up in flames in detroit. but an arsonnist isn't being explained. >> there's a slight chance for rain this morning. all coming up in a few minutes. >> a problem coming in on the west side. we'll let you know how it's
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>> welcome back, the time is 13 minutes after 6:00. partly cloudy skies right now. downtown baltimore 76 degrees at the maryland science center. it's going to be another warm day today. this has been an extreme year. 2010, as far as the weather goes. we had a report-setting winter. 77 inches of snow, something you may not see again in your lifetime and that summer, why not beak a record. 55 days where we've had 90 degrees or better this summer. one of the hottest summers on record. this broke the old record of 54 set back in 1988. going to be another warm day today. but a up to of autumn in the forecast for the end of the week. 74 in rock haul. cold front's coming across the
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mountains right now. it's kicking up light rain showers. nothing of any consequence. like i said a few minutes ago, we can really use some rain. when it comes through, you'll probably just see a sprinkle at worst. i'll put a 30% chance in. but the cool front behind it will lag behind. with the west wind this afternoon kicking up to 10 or 20 miles per hour, the temperatures will still make it up to the upper 80's. the forecast depose like this. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. a 30% chance for a rain shower this morning. even if you do see a little bit of rain. it will not be enough to slow down traffic. highs in the upper 80's. it will be on the breezy side. cool air coming in tonight. temperatures dropping back into the 50's. sunset this evening at 7:26. during the day tomorrow. big area of canadian pressure
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will take control. park itself up in the great lakes. during the day on thursday, it will be a breezy day as well. but it's a cooling wind for us. temperatures will be held back 10 degrees or so. the overnight lows will be in the 50's. so it will feel like autumn when you wake up in the morning. take a light jacket with you. a lot of sunshine going into the weekend. 80 on saturday. then we'll see a chance for some rain on sunday. i know a lot of people are rooting for some rain. there's a system coming out of the midwest. again a chance for showers at the end of the weekend. keep your fingers crossed. hopefully we'll get a little rain out of that. that's a look at the seven-day forecast. >> good morning. we have a minor problem on the west side that could create delays right at liberty a
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disabled vehicle on the onramp. watch for that as you get on the beltway. meanwhile everything looking good as far as speeds so far. our speed censors. a b.s.o. concert. closures will be in effect until this weekend. paca street at pratt street, an accident just coming into us. five minutes from 895 split to the fort mchenry. quick live look at traffic shows you traffic is building at liberty. there's that disabled vehicle off to the right shoulder onramp and the curtis creek draw bridge, so far, to so good on the east side of the beltway. >> taking a look at some of our top stories this morning, a wildfire that has already consumed 100 homes and buildings in colorado continues to rage out of control. more than 200 firefighters are working to contain the blaze
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that broke out monday in four miles canyon in boulder coun. wind gusts made attempts to contain flames nearly impossible. the fire has almost doubled in size to span more than 170 acres. meanwhile wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour are responsible for faning the flames of a fire jumping from house-to-house destroying homes. at least two dozen homes caught fire and the same winds have been knocking dead tree limbs on to power lines which have been igniting flames. most of the homes left lane are vacant. 25 people arrested while an estimated 300 protesters threw bottles and rocks after the fatal stabbing of an immigrant sunday. officials promised a full investigation into the incident.
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>> in this morning's "consumer alert," the nation's capital also leads the nation in college debt. according to the project on student debt, the district of columbia has the highest degree of debt with an average of $28 ,000-plus. d.c. is followed by iowa, connecticut, new york, new hampshire and minnesota. at the bottom of the list, utah with hawaii, kentucky and montana and wyoming. time-for-a look at the business news. jane king has this morning's bloomberg business report. >> if you think generic store branded food and other items are just as good as the name brands, you're not alone. consumer reports says you're right and in some cases the store brands are even better. a taste-testing makeup national brands only one seven times and food lion's lots of noodles soup beat out campbell's
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chicken noodle and generics could cut your groceries 25%. as for trading yesterday stocks tumbled as investors worrieded about europe's foonses and the bloomberg index fell 1.5%. keeping an eye on the vienna corporation, at the top of the hour annual annual will be expected to say shares fell in the third quarter. now rbc capital. analysts think it will rise as high as $78. now flying out of baltimore will get more comfortable. >> companies making those near naked image body scaners are now delivering updated software to baltimore and around the country saying every person will get their own "avatar" meaning the workers will not be
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able to look at a naked image of your body. jane king, wbal-tv 11 news. >> going to be a bit of a class reunion when "saturday night live" kicks off its 36th season because former alum amy polar, she shares top billing with katy perry. poler was on until until for eight before starring in parks and recreation. you can see the season premiere here on september 2 a 5. the time now 6:20. 75 degrees on tv hill. another look at weather and traffic ahead. >> after the blast that triggered the worst environmental tragedy in history, bp is poised to voice an alert into what caused it. >> and don't forget to email us the answer to our water cooler question of the day, do you think the president's plan can speed up economic recovery in
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america? email your response to us at watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> here's a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> good morning. hopefully you're doing well this morning. major roads building in volume. we are starting to see delays and a new accident at delaney
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road and in the outer loop at liberty road, clearing from the outer loop ramp. 27 miles per hour in that area. so definitely looking at delays. preston and cathedral shut down until sunday at noon. let's give you a quick, live look outside. show you liberty is definitely building in vol yul. those delays stretch from 795 to edmundson and that delayed vehicle adding to the traffic. tony? >> good morning. we're rooting for some rain, but we probably won't get enough tow affect the drive time. just a few sprinkles at worse. a front coming out of the mountains right now. it is producing a little bit of light rain from howard county to montgomery county. we'll put a 30% chance that you'll run into a little something to start your day. this morning a 30% chance for a
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shower. then breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature of 88. when we come back we'll check your seven-day forecast. for now, over to the news desk. >> well, within the hour, the first official report into the explosion that led to the massive gulf oil leak in the gulf of mexico will be released by bp. >> it appears there will say there's plenty of blame to go around. >> it was an explotion that triggered the worst oil spill this u.s. history. 11 rig workers killed and billions of barrels of oil into the the 40 years. and bp will release its investigation as to what caused the that explosion on the rig. >> the oim giant will put some of the blame on itself for mistakes made when finishing the drilling of the well including the misreading of
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pressure data which showed a blowout was imminent and failures to test for natural gas leagues from the well, leaks that ultimately led to the expillowcases. but while the oil giant may take on some responsibility. the 200-page report is also expected to put some of the blail on the owner of the rig. transocean. what role they may have played hasn't been released but bp said the entire industry can learn from the disaster. >> i think the entire gulf of mexico energy industry is going to be altered by this accident. >> still bp's internal report is far from the final word as the f.b.i. begins to inspect the crucial piece of evidence into the justice department's criminal investigation into the accident. an accident and disaster the government has promised those responsible will pay for. kristin dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the time is 6:26.
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73 degrees on tv hill. much more to come in the next half-hour of lose he's today. >> police want to know more about the death of a woman found inside a howard county apartment building that was on fire and want to know more about the injuries to a man sent here to shock trauma. >> the massive new tower police is -- and kim dacey gives us a tour and putting things to the test. >> we're also checking on early morning accidents causing delays on the west side. details coming up. tony? >> we have a touch of autumn in the seven-day forecast. stay with us.
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>> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. meter tony pann as a quick look at the forecast, but this time you can hear him. >> tv is always better with audio. [laughter] >> a little front coming through this morning. a few sprinkles. light rain through the western part of howard county. a 30% chance you'll run into
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some rain early today. breezy and mild today with a high in the upper 80's. seven-day forecast coming up. >> our big story this morning, a lot of questions remain in the aftermath of a fire that left one person dead and another seriously injured in howard county. >> jennifer franciotti is live at shock trauma this morning with details on the story. >> good morning. the man who was seriously injured was taken here to shock trauma, but police believe whatever happened to him happened before the fire broke out. the fire broke out before 3:00, tuesday afternoon. when firefighters roifed they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously injured man. >> we don't think the injuries were the death of the woman were caused by the fire. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman had four children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two
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girls and two boys who range in age from 6-17. >> all of them are very good kids. well-manner. well-behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an exceptional mom to those kids, and to know those kids' mom is gone now is just heart-wrenching. it's very heart-wrenching. >> neighbors tell lose throughs two youngest children walked home from school to meet their mom and instead found their building cordened off with police tape. the victims' friends swung between grieving her death and worrying about the impact it will have on her children. >> i'm the mother of two boys. it's sad. i just hope they are able to continue and remember their mom for who she was. >> right now no names have been released. police are still trying to sort this all out. we know the man was taken to shock trauma. he is listed in stable
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condition and howard county police are continuing their investigation. reporting live. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> switching gears the public training facility added a state of the art obstacle course a month ago. you can see the biggest obstacle called the alpine tower. kim dacey accepted the challenge and attempted to scale the beast. >> let's go, guys! >> the newest class of police recruits are making their way through the obstacle course at the public safety training facility in northwest baltimore. >> it's more a confidence course and builds confidence and camaraderie for the class that is go through here but helps you conquer your fears and push yourself to the limits. >> the course is challenging physically and mentally. the hope is both will help them in their work when they hit the streets as baltimore city
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police officers. >> i think it will help me a lot with dealing with the situations i haven't encountered before. preparing for jumping over something, and running after someone or climbing the heights that are pretty high. >> each obstacle has a confidence builder to it and a strategy to it. we expect them to figure it out. the same way they would when they handle a call on the street. >> the center is the alpine tower. and it looks down right daunting. >> they have convinced me to try to scale the alpine tower. >> the the first part a ladder is the easiest. but as i go up, the climbing beams and foot holes get a lot harder, and i lose my footing. thank goodness for my safety harness. finally after cheers and tips from the trainers. i conquer it. 3wur once i'm safely lowered to the ground, i find out there's more in store for me. runling the other obstacles.
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i cleared some successfully, but others gave me a bit more trouble. >> there you go. [laughter] >> but no permanent damage done. and i really do feel a sense of accomplishment after completing it. and that's exactly the feeling the police trainers hope these future officers take with them. >> the courage and confidence we expect them to have chaseing the burglar or person holding the gun is the same confidence we get them to show here on the court. >> on the course. >> they will keep improving their skills and i will just be sore tomorrow. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> kudos to kim. we are proud of her here. as far as your morning commute -- >> so far, so good. dulaney valley at ridgely, outer look at liberty a delay because of a vehicle. down to 22 miles per hour.
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southbound 795 backed up headed toward the beltway. closures in effect until sunday at noon due to the b.s.o. concert. a live view of traffic. there's the west side delay. looks like police are on the scene of that disabled vehicle, but still yet to clear it completely. >> the top side building in vol yul. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you, tony. >> the seven-day forecast. let's start by taking a look at the airport. partly cloudy skies. 74 degrees and a 30% chance you'll run into a light shower. turning much cool ter next couple of days. highs in the 70's. thursday and friday overnight lows in the 50's. our next chance for significant rainfall will come sunday.
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we could use rain, unfortunately, doesn't look like this front is going to do a whole lot for us. >> coming up, if you were a fan of swiss family robinson growing up, have we got the hotel for you. a unique way to get away from it all. >> and we're still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day, do you think the president's plan can speed up economic recovery in america? email your response to us at watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> hey, how would you like to get close to nature? i mean really close? a hotel in portugal is offering a hotel that lets you get up close and personal. it's located in a bamboo forest and allows guests to participate with those in a setting and well known for its
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stuck in mashland. so how do you go about rescueing a baby elephant? with bigger el fantasy, of course. they managed to sheppered the wayward guy out of the weeds and released him uninjured back into the wild. was i hearing things? was there something in my ear? >> i thought you were double talking. reading the story and doing a commercial at the same time. >> coming up, we'll take a look at the morning's headlines. >> an amazing talent. >> a few problems to let you know about on the roads, coming up. >> a few sprinkles out there. we need rain, but probably won't happen. a touch of autumn, but first partly cloudy skies , 74 degrees.
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stay tuned. weather is next.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today, it's 6:46. police in south baltimore are looking for suspects in a deadly shooting. ip vest gators found the victim dead with a gunshot wound to the head. the victim has not been identified. several people out of a home in columbia. flames were spotted around 4:00 a.m. firefighters took an hour to put it out. the arson squad has been called in to investigate. no word on what caused suspicions to be raised. >> the president will announce a $200 billion tax cut for
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businesses that will allow firms to write off 100% of spending on new equipment and extending a tax credit on research and development. president obama will also argue against extending tax cuts for the nation's richest. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked do you think the president's plan can speed up economic recovery in america? >> well, savendy in woodlawn writes i think everyone should walk a mile in his shoes. it seems as though the big stick is health care. if you have it, you don't have to worry about it. president obama is the president for everyone and cannot address everyone's needs. you have to spend some money to make some money and it takes years to create a financial meltdown. how long does it take to fix i have the? certainly more than 1 1/2 years. >> and another writes why would anything else he does stimulate the economy? we, the the people need to
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money and need new politicians to start believeing in we the people. >> larry writes yes, i feel the president's plans can help unemployment but he must have the help of the congress. the problems of this country cannot be solved by one man. we will post the rest of your comments on www.wbaltv.com. >> good morning. sarah caldwell looking at your morning commute. delays developing. west side probably the heaviest spot. the outer loop to i-70, backing up. a disabled vehicle on the offramp that takes you to the beltway. showing delays out of owings mills, dulaney valley and ridgely, a delay. preston street and cathedral street, watch for closures until this sunday at noon. for the b.s.o. concert.
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a bit of a slowdown developing now coming out of the northeast. let's give you a live look at traffic and show you the delays are on the outer part of the beltway. some slow spots on 295 just under this beltway ramp. you can see it's backed up toward nursery road. tony? >> thanks, sarah. good morning to you. good morning to everyone. this has been an extreme year for us. we set the record snowfall turnover warnte why not set a record in the summer? 55 is the total number of days we hit over 90 degrees. we're going to be in the upper 80's. probably not 90, but we're close. 70 in parkton under partly cloudy skies.
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we have a little front coming out of the mountains, producing a few sprinkles here and there. just a small chance you'll run into rain on your way to work or school. when it comes through, you'll hardly notice it. but the winds will shift and the breeze will kick up. so temperatures still in the 80's. the cool air is going to lag around the front. so one more day with temperatures above average for us this afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds. no big deal even if you see a few sprinkles, won't be enough to slow down the traffic. highs between 85 and 90. sunset this evening at 7:26. mostly clear skies. the temperatures will drop back into the 50's in most suburbs. 63 or 64 downtown. the winds will die down overnight as well.
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high pressure moving in over the great lakes. this is the canadian -- winds coming out into the north and northwest. the temperatures will knock back a good 10-12 degrees from where we've been. a real touch of autumn coming up. 78 for a high temperature on thursday. lots of sunshine. the overnight lows will be in the 50's, perhaps even in the 40's. we'll make it up to 80 on saturday. the next significant chance of rain will come in sunday when tropical storm hermine will come in. if you're rooting for rain, hopefully sunday will be the day with a high of 82. >> time for a last look at our big story, the investigation into a howard county fire that has killed one person and sent another to shock trauma. jennifer franciotti joins us live from shock trauma with more. >> that man listed in his 30's
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in stable condition here at shock trauma buzz pulled from an apartment fire, but howard county police believe he suffered his injuries before the fire began. it started before 3:00 at an apartment complex in columbia. they found the body of a woman inside, also believed to be in her 30's. both the woman and man suffered traumatic injuries. they are looking into whether this could be a domestic situation. neighbors say they were a couple and were raising four children. the two youngest walked home from school to meet their mom and instead met police cordened off their building. reporting live here at shock trauma. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> situation there. well some lucky elementary school kids had quite a story to tell after school yesterday.
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abington elementary students got a visit from ray lewis. he encouraged kids about their new school year. the children had a hard time getting past their initial excitement. >> these kids. they make you want to live. they make you want to live. different energy. >> how are you doing? >> the all-pro linebacker handed out book bags filled with school supplies to about 200 students in the first through fifth grade. nowadays we're used to sports stadiums being named after corporations. but after art modell's donation to overhaul the larry copper house is being renamed the patricia and arthur modell performing arts center at the lyric. they will hold a rededication
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ceremony on the first of november. >> ahead we'll take another look at weather and traffic look at weather and traffic together before you head out to my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it
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neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.
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>> a few problems on the sflode >> on the west side a disabled vehicle outier loop at liberty to the vehicles on the shoulder, 22 miles an hour. also 795 approaching the west side backed up. another accident dulaney valley at ridgely road and problems in the city paca street at pratt street and preston street shut
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down at cathedral until sunday at noon due to the b.s.o. concert. 13 on the northeast outer loop. we'll give you a quick, life look at traffic. 295 south backed up from the beltway to west nursery road. >> 5 a 2k5eus and counting? >> 90-plus. this has been an extreme year for us. we had record snowfall. we went the opposite day for summer. we'll make it up to 88 today. we could really use some rain, but probably not going to happen. front is going to come through. if you're an autumn fan, temperatures will drop into the 50's. you can get weather and traffic on the five's all day long in your car. >> we're back with a live update at 7:25.
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my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes
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an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress.